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The United Nations agency for urban development, UN-Habitat, has announced a partnership with the World Bank to implement several Sustainable Development Goals focusing on urban sustainability, safety, inclusiveness, and resilience.
44 min ago   United Nations-Habitat
Gov. Jerry Brown signed stripped-down legislation that sets a target for the state of generating 50 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and doubling energy efficiency standards in buildings by the same year.
1 hour ago   SF Gate
Local officials, planners, and other civic leaders have joined together to look at how the city can bring neighborhoods split by freeways back together again.
2 hours ago   The Dallas Morning News
Recognizing that providing transit passes to students costs about the same as operating a system of buses in-house, some schools are giving students access to public transit.
3 hours ago   MinnPost
"There is just too much to learn," from open streets events, says Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron.
4 hours ago   Philadelphia Inquirer
Faced with an estimated 24 square miles of vacant land, Detroit is turning its empty lots into test beds of urban innovation.
5 hours ago   Detroit Free Press
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The phrase "traffic congestion" can be misleading; some reductions in traffic speed are less harmful than others. Blog Post
6 hours ago   By Michael Lewyn
$285 million in capital dollars through 2019 will help fund parks in New York not called the High Line and lacking high-profile private backing.
7 hours ago   Inhabitat NYC
A rapidly changing population might make Nevada a more thorough exemplar of the challenges and opportunities presented by the "diversity explosion" than its neighboring state to the west.
22 hours ago   Governing
Decades in the making, the Los Angeles City Council has approved regulations requiring the retrofit of vulnerable wood and concrete buildings.
23 hours ago   Los Angeles Times
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Tourists' expectations when they travel are becoming increasingly sophisticated, seeking stimulating and meaningful experiences. The new book Gamification in Tourism shares how cities are designing memorable experiences. Blog Post
Yesterday   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley